Friday, 5 October 2007

Battle of Lethbridge kicks off Southern Alberta Basketball Season Tonight

Many thanks to our contacts in Southern Alberta for letting us know that there is one more game on CIS slate this evening in Lethbridge, tradionally signifying the beginning of the basketball season in Southern Alberta as the Pronghorns face Lethbridge College Kodiacs. The exhibition affair will be played at Lethbridge Community College (LCC) and gets underway at 9:00 PM Eastern time (7:00 PM local time). The Pronghorns have almost completely revamped their roster from last season and brought in several new faces including 6'1" Shawn Nelson, a transfer from Lethbridge C.C. who will see his first action against his former program tonight, 6'2" point guard Quinn Van Gaalen from Lethbridge LCI who was the captain of the Alberta Provincial team for two years, 5'9" Allen Kadima, originally from Toronto Jarvis C.I. who spent a couple of seasons at Minot State-Bottaneau JUCO three seasons ago, 6'6" Greg Jobagy from Calgary Beaverbrook who captain the Alberta Provincial team in 2004, 7'0" Remington Stenler, a transfer from North Dakota School of Science (NCAA D2) plus a pair of jumping jack forwards from Ontario "AAAA" champions Pickering Trojans: 6'6" Brandon Thomas-James and 6'5" Sephton Spence. The Horns class would have been that much more exciting had 6'4" Allan Tollestrup, son on Alberta basketball legend Phil Tollestrup, not had a change of heart in order to move to Provo, Utah and attend Brigham Young University. The Pronghorns, under Head Coach Mike Connolly, may take time to gel with so many new faces and only 4 returnees, none of them starters, but with the talent base and coaching staff, expect the Pronghorns to progress all season long.

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